File No. 838.00/719.
Port au Prince, May 12, 1913.
The American Minister will be invited to attend the Te Deum Mass on the 14th instant in honor of the election of President Oreste, and to attend a reception after the Mass. Being Dean of the Diplomatic Corps, which will attend these functions, his absence therefrom would be injurious to American influence. Attendance at these functions signifies recognition. Asks instructions.